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Thursday. June 9, 1892.
DEMOCRATIC HTATE TICKET.
For Governor JOHN P ALTGKLD
Forlonrnssman at large JOHN C BLACK
ForCongressmanal large .ANDREW J HUNTER
For Lieutenant Gov rnor JCSEPH B GILL
For Secretary of State VM H U1SKICHSF.N
For Auditor DAVID OOKK
For Treasurer RUFUS S RAMSEY
For Attorney General M T MALONKY
The republican national convention
seems determined to prolong indefinitely
the agony which the citizens of Minneapo
lis are enduring. St. Paul is to be congrat
ulated upon her escape from the mob .
The one ray of hope for the republi
can candidate for congress in this district,
according to the Schuyler Citizen, should
the nominee come from other than Rock
Island county, is that the people's party
vote shall overcome the prohibition vote.
It would be interesting to read the opin
ion of the Schuyler editor, as to the out
come should Mr. Gest be renominated.
The Union fhunts editorially an ap
peal from Boss Clarkson of the republi
can national league to all republicans to
support the stalwart republican press
"Stalwart republican press" is good, but
bow about the pepublicans who take a
paper for the news, and especially too, in
the absence of anything in the communi
ty that bears semblance to the "stalwart
It will be of interest to the many Rock
Island Methodists to know that Bishop
Hurst, formerly of Des Moines, is to be
again married. The exact date is not
fixed, but the happy event will take place
during the coming autumn. The pros
pective bride Miss Ella Agnes Root, of
Buffalo. N. T. Miss Root is the daugh
ter of Francis H. Root, one of the lead
ing capitalists of Buffalo, and the bene
factor of the Syracuse University, cf
whose board of trustees he is the presi
dent. Mr. Root is a member of the
Methodist Episcopal church, and the in
timacy between his family and that of
Bishop Hurst has been of long standing.
Miss Root is an accomplished musician,
both vocal and instrumental, and has
traveled extensively to Europe, where
she acquired a thorough education In
French and German .
St, Louis Republic.
In such a condition as that at Minne
apolis lo reliance whatever can be put
on any claim made by the parties to the
convention. All that ih; closest end
most impartial observer on' the ground
can getiisageneral impression that one side
is outshouting or lying the other. As be
tween the Harrison officeholders and the
Blainiacs at Minneapolis it is hard to de
cide on :his point. The bread-and-butter
brigade is very much in earnest, and
it is mking a great deal of noise, but
nevirthe ess the country holds to the im
pression it has had for months that Har
rison's renomination aeainst Blaine's op
position is impossible.
Only the utter insanity of the repub
lican convention could TO A B p it nrtcoiKlo
liven with Blaine's support Harrison
would not be elected again3t any decent
utmucrai. ints is not a partisan asser
tion, but the statement
opinion, formed after three years aLd
more of constant observation of the ef
fects of his course on the people. Were
he renominated, his re-election would to
almost a miracle, even if he hari Riaine
support. But now, after his break with
lilaine, be could not carrv air states
the Union. We do not see how he could
be renominated in anv rnnwminn hiH
outside of a lunatic asylum, but it may
ma mat me republicans are capable of it.
Of course the same reasons which
would make Harrison's defeat inevitable
apply with almost equal force to Blaine,
who has been the leading member of
Harrison's cabinet, officially committed
to every act of the Harrison administra
tlon. If nominated he would have to
run on Harrison's record against Harri
son's opposition, and, undirsuchcircum
atanceB. he would not have one chance
in ten of election.
To assume the probability of the nom
ination of either Blaine or Harrison is to
take it for granted that the Minneapolis
convention is to be governed by mere
frenzy. Undoubtedly it will be to
a very great extent, but
thus far the republican party has
never lacked an element of the most cold
blooded calculators, who care nothing
for men; who are always ready to subject
their friendships and their enmities to
their financial interests. The Cent Per
Cent Plutocrats feel that they haye mil
lions at stake, and their influence will be
directed to secure the nomination of
some man whose election will not be
made impossible by the mere fact of his
nomination, as the conqueror in a deadly
Unless the republicans are crazy. Har
rison and Blaine have already beaten
TIN PLATE HISTORY.
Miles' Nerve and Liver Pills.
Act on anew principle regulating the
liver, stomach and bowels through the
nerves. A new discovery. Dr. Miles'
Pills speedily cure billionsness, bad taste,
torpid liver, piles, constipation. Un
equalled for men, women, children.
Smallest, mildest, surest! 50 doses 25
cents. Samples free at Hartz & Bahn-sen's.
Coughing leads to consumption.
Kemp's Balaam will stop the couh at
THE DIVERSIFIED USES TO WHICH
IT IS APPLIED.
It- lae as a, Food Wrapper How the
McKlnley Tariff Is Injuring: the Tariff
Industry Wl at Tin Plate la ud How
It Is Manufa 'tared.
rin plates sit ce the tariff discussion
concerning th m have become an item
of public interest. There seems to be a
surprising igiii rance on the part of the
people concert ing their manufacture,
the diversified ases to which they are
applied, as well as to the qualities which
make them imj ortant in the economy of
Briefly stated , tin plates are iron or
stel sheet cut to a convenient size
plated with tin: in other words, iron or
steel plates painted on both sides with a
Ninety per ce it. of all the tin plates
consumed in "he world arc made in
Wales. For 17 ) years that little coun
try has defied all competition in their
manufacture. Added to a thorough
knowledge of ti e practical features of
the trade, the Welsh manufacturers have
proved great inventors in bringing into
use labor savitg and material saving
As iron and ti i constitute the entire
bulk of and 90 per cent, of the entire
rost of tin plate , their price and fluctu
ation are the history of the tin produc
tion of the work and the sheet steel in
dustry. Owing to the scarcity of tin,
prices advanced from 1864, when it was
87 per ton, to 159 in 1892. There was
nearly as markt d an advance in iron
during the same period. This sent the
price of tin plates up to 20s. per 1hx. In
1878 tin reached the exceedingly low
price of 52 10s. per ton. Iron reached
a corresponding y low price, Philadel
phia pig being t noted in 1876 at $16.50,
as against $53 in 1872. The cheapness
of these ingredients lowered the price of
tin plates to 12s. l.d. Since that date
the decline in plates has been in strict
keeping with tlit price of iron and tin
down to June, 1980, when speculation
incident to the McKinley tariff on tin
plates set in.
The cheapness if tin plates, together
with their durab lity for certain uses,
and their adapts ility as wrappers for
hermetically sea ed canned food has
greatly stimulate' I their importation. In
18o0 the importation was onlv 500.000
boxes; now it has reached over 6,000.000
boxes. Our nati.ral increase in con
sumption of plat s since 1887 amounts
to 500,000 boxes e: ch year. This increase
is directly traceal le to the development
of the canning int ustry, which now con
sumes more than 3,500,000 boxes yearly.
These cans or wrappers for canned
produce are made up with a large per
centage of tin for soldering, as the sol
der needs to lie strong and noneorrosive.
From 15,000 to 18.000 tons of pig tin are
required for this urpose annually.
The canning i idustry would never
have developed to its present status had
it not had the a 1 vantage of cheap tin
plates. Glass was found to be too ex
pensive and the m stter of its breakage
too extensive to prove economical as
a wrapper for a fo d product. Tin cans
were found to be f s wholesome as glass,
proof against breakage and less than
one-third the cost i if the glass jars.
Under the stimulus of these cheap
wrappers made fn m tin plates the can
ning industry has made wonderful de
velopment, and being a direct evolution
of agriculture has -.timnlated a class of
intensive farming in the older mil Unit
portions of the co intry which has not
only rescued fan lers from an actual
retrogression, but has made their farms
remunerative. One million acres of land
are now under exc naive cultivation for
these canneries. As a farmer on an
average devotes from eight to ten acres
of his farm to this ilass of culture, it is
shown that 100,00) farmers, or 50,000
people, are interested in the cultivation,
growing and pickit g of these fruits and
vegetables which these can wrappers
convey to the const imers of the country.
It was under these encouraging con
ditions of the canning industry, and the
advantages thus ;reated by a home
market for the faraers' produce, that the
snpposed prohibitive duty of 1890 on tin
plates was inflicted
Put forth as a protection pure and
simple to a few sheet roofing men in
order to drive out a competing article,
the law utterly ignored the canning
industry, which, i nable to substitute
galvanized iron or sheet steel for tin
plates in its manufa -tare of hermetically
sealed food product ;, hence had no alter
native but to pay tl e enhanced price or
go out of the business.
Reports from all sections of the coun
try indicate clearly the effects of this ar
bitrary interference on the part- of the
government with at established indus
try. Letters received from over 100
concerns, both canners and manufactur
ers of tinware, ai d of all political
shades, and scattered from Maine to
California, set forth in most emphatic
terms the injury of the increased duty
on tin plates to theii business.
The policy of spol nation, however, has
been perfectly vindicated. The sheet
iron mills have been able to advance the
prices of their prodm -ts according to pro
gramme, and American consumers of
tin plat is have been taxed $21,000,000 to
create an industry v hich up to date has
supplied us with les than twenty-two
hours' consumption i f American plates
made of 90 per cent, imported material
lnd by imported met hanics.
Til' MAS L. BCNTLNQ,
Pres. Nat'l Canned Goods Association.
"Protection or Free Trade?"
A6k your congressman for a copy of
"Protection or Free Trade?" by Henry
George. It is one of the best works on
the subject, and as i t has been quoted
entire by six of the leading Democrats
in the house, it is nc w being franked to
all parts of the Unit ?d States and will
cost you only the per ny you pay for the
postal card on which to send your address.
Having Fan with n Companion.
Four well dressed young men who had
evidently been looking around town board
ed a Sixth avenue train just before dawn
a few days ago. Three of them were wide
awake and bubbling over. The other fel
low was exceedingly gloomy and possessed
of a wild desire for sleep. He twisted him
self up in a corner and in two seconds was
snoring musically away with his mouth
H is wide awake companions seemed to
think that his appearance was not sofunny
as it might be and they proceeded with a
will to remedy this defect. First they
filled his hat ribbon with old envelopes unil
advertising cards and then made a bouquet
of a newspaper which they stuck in his
The other passengers became interested
in the case by this time and they set out to
aid t he good work. One man found a piece
of string with which the sleeper's mus
tache was tied to his umbrella, and an
other man contributed a rubber band,
which was slipped over thesnorer's wrists.
The brakeman entered into the spirit of
the occasion also and showed one of the
roysterers how to collect some soot from
the lamp shades. This soot was nibbed
over the young man's nose and ears with
The quartet was due to get off at the
One Hundred and Sixteenth street station,
and the three wide awakes rushed out as
soon as it was reached. They only aroused
their sleepy friend as the train started off
again, when they hammered on the win
dow next his head and danced like luna
tics on the platform.
The expression of added gloom that set
tled on the victim's face as slowly and
painfully he unstrapped his hands, untied
his mustache and throw away his decora
tions made the spectators shriek with glee.
New York Herald.
A Mute Recovers Speech.
Alphonse Hemphling, of Summit town
ship, Butler Co., Penn., made aa affidavit
that his 12vearsold son, who bad
had St Vitus dance for twelve years, lost
his speech, was completely cured after
using three bottles of Dr. Miles' Restora
tive Nervine, and and also recovered his
speech. Thousands testify to wonderful
cures from using it for nervous diseases,
dyspepsia, nervous debility, dullness, con
fusion of mind, headache, etc. Four
doses of this Nervine cured Mrs. W. E.
Burns, South Bend. Ind., who had been
suffering with constant headache for
three months. Trial bottle and elegant
book free at Hartz & Bahnsen's.
Woman has been compelled to suffer,
not only her Ills, but those arising
from a want of knowledge on the part of
those with whom she stands connected.
In the mansions of the rich snd hovels of
the poor, woman has been alike the pa
tient victim of ills unknown to man. But
now the hour of her redemption has
come. Bradfield's Female Regulator
cures all diseases peculiar to her sex.
Sold by Hariz & Bahnsen,
Goodeveningl Have you used Ah!
tl ere is no need of my saying anything
further, I am sure you will hereafter use
nothing but the famous Blush of Rosesfor
your complexion . Tours with best wishes.
Flora A. Jones, South Bend, Ind.
P. S. Call this eve please at T. H.
Thomas' and learn the particulars.
The Future of the Blue Grass Region.
What is to be the future of the Hlne
Grass region? When population in the
United States becomes much denser, and
the pressure is felt in every neighlxjrhood,
who will possess it f One seems to sec in
certain tendencies of American life the
probable answer to this question. The
small farmer will be liought out and will
disappear. Kstates will urnw fnu-.r Anil
: .--.'..r Tl.,. . ..-ill mm I
.m ,,,.,. pMo iiiui mc:
hands of the rich, being too precious for
the poor to own. Already here and these
one notes the disposition to create vast do
mains by the slow swallowing up of con
tiguous small ones. Consider, then, in
this connection the taste already shown by
the rich American in certain parte of the
United States to found a country place in
the style of an English lord. Consider,
too, that the landscape is much like the
loveliest of rural England; that the trees,
the grass, the sculpture of the scenery are
such as make the perfect beauty of a park;
that the fox. the bobwhlte, the thorough
bred and the deer are indigenous.
Apparently, therefore, one can foresee
the yet distant time when this Will become
the region of splendid homes and estates
that will nourish a taste for outdoor sports
and offer an escape from the too wearying
cities. On the other hand, powerful and
ever growing interest is that of the horse
racer or trotter. He brings into the state
his increasing capital, his types of men.
Year after year he buys farms and lays
out tracks and builds stables anil edits
journals, and turns agriculture into grao
ing. In time the Blue Uras,s region ma;- In
come the Yorkshire of America. James
Lane Allen in Century.
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Suppositories. Ointment in Caps-uU a, also in box
and pills; a rontve cure for external, internal,
blino or bleeding itching, chronic, recent or he
reditary piles, reatalc W.aknees and many other
direases; it is always a great benefit to the gec
cralrcalth; the first discoverv of a medical cure
rendering an operation with the knife nnneeess
ary hereafter; this remedv has dever been known
to fail; $1 per box, 6 for 5: sent by mail. Why
suffer from this terrible di-ease when a written
cuarantee is positively given witH 6 bottles to re
fund the money if not cured: send stamp for free
sample; guarantee issued ly our tgent.
Apes When Royalty Married.
A glance at the pages of history reveals
the fact that early marriages have long
been t lie fashion among royal personages.
Here are a few instances: Queen Victoria
was married when she was scarcely twenty
one, and the Prince of Wales espoused
1'nncess Alexandra before lie was twenty-
The emperor of Austria took to wife the
radiant Elizabeth of Bavaria w hen be w as
not yet twenty-four years old. The pres
ent czar of Russia was twenty-one when
he gave his hand to Princess Dagmar, of
Denmark, who was two years his junior.
King Humlsert of Italy was twenty-four
at the time of his marriage to the fair
Marguerite of Savoy, then a girl of only
The present king and queen of the Bel
gians were aged eighteen and seventeen at
the time of their wedding. The late king
of Spain, Alphonso XII, was very little
older when he formed his brief, bright
union with his charming cousin. Mercedes.
He was only twenty-two when he married
his second wife, the present queen regent.
And it was at the same age that the pres
ent emperor of Germany was united to
Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Augustenburg.
The unfortunate Prince
Rudolph of Austria was twenty-two at the
date of his union to Princess Stephanie of
Belgium. London Tit -Bits.
A Hmehelor Who Enjoys Moving.
The whims of "old maids" are prover
bial; as a rule, however, they are rational,
erring on the side of primness. It takes
an "old bachelor" to release himself from
all conventional notions and achieve eccen
tricity. Such a one is an old New Yorker
who has passed his life in fashionable
Boarding houses. He is restless, and tires
of one after a certain time, in a couple of
years perhaps if it is an especially good
one, in a week if there is nobody around
the board who interests or amuses him,
and he moves at short notice.
His manner of moving is unique and
original. Trunks bother him to pack and
lumber his room so he has had for years
two sacks made of sail duck with a slip
string of rope twine at the opening. Into
these he lays his belongings boots, shirts,
pipes, books, with his dress suit on top
ties up the mouths and sends an express
man for his "luggage." "Simple as can
be," he says. "Never lost a thing nor
spoiled anything; send the dress suit to
the tailor's to be pressed, and there I am;
easy, cheap and convenient. All nonsense,
time and money wasted in packing boxes."
Her Point of View in New York Times.
Discovery of Purple.
A dog belonging to Hercules Tyrius was
one day walking along the seashore, when
he found and ate a murex, a species of
shellfish. Returning to his master the
latter noticed that the dog's lips were
tinged with color, and in this manner
Tyrian purple was discovered. The color
was used in the robes of emperors and no
bles, and the expression "born to the pur
ple" meant that the person was of high
birth. It is strange to think that the fa
vorite color of royalty can be traced to the
curiosity or hunger of the dog of Tyre.
Harper's Young People.
Jones I saw a conjurer last night who
would give you two different kinds of
drink out of the same bottle.
Brown That's nothing, my boy. We've
a grocer in our street who can sell yon
three kinds erf tea out of the same box
Japanese lives pellkts
Acts like magic on the stomach, liver and bow Is,
dispels dyspepsia, biliousness fever, cold, ner
vons disorders, sleeplessness, loss of apt elite, re
stores the complexion; perfect digestion follows
their use; positive cure for Sick Headache and
constipation; small, mild. easy to take; larL'c
vials of 50 pill 2f cents. Hartz Jc Bahnsen, sole
agents. Bock Island, Ills.
A series of Six Concerts will be given by
PKOF. OTTO'S MILITARY BAND,
The first Concert will be given
Thursday Evening. June 9.
at s o'ciock.
Admission 50 cents Lad es accompanied with
T.-ite tim street electric cars n.reci 10 grcnnas.
E. OTTO, Mansger.
-ALL KINDS 07-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of furnishing al. kin da
of Stores with Castings at 8 eents
A MACHINE SHOP
bat been added where all kinds of machine
work will be done first -class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS.. Propts.
Parlor . . .
We are now ready to serve
you with a delicious dish of
cream. Orders for parties
promptly pttended to.
W. TREFZ & CO,,
2223 Fourth Ave
lr N Tv;.' '
J. B. ZIMMER,
Has Jnst rece ived a large frciie of the latest Imported aLd Dorr.i - Sprig ti -Snitinps.
which he is selling at $25.00 and np. Hie line of overcoatir.rs cam i . ,It
west of Chicago. A very flue line of pants, which he Is selling at $6 0
and make j our selection while the stock is complete.
Star Block, Opposite Harper House,
OLD GUARD HAND-MADE
Only S2.50 Per Cation
J. X. I3IXOJN
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
17CS Second A7e:ae
C. J. W. SOHREINER,
Contractor and Builder.
1121 and 1123 Fourth aveaue. Residence 1119 Fourth svi :
Plans and specifications fnrr.ished on all classes of work: also aper,t - r rTiller's Patem add!
Sliding Bilndf . aomethii.E new, stylish and desirable.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ.
ANALYTIC AND DISPENCING
Will be located on Fifth avenue snd Twentythird street on or before lutuH,
1803 Second Avenue.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
(Ail k nds of Cut Flowers constantly on hand.
Green Houses Flower Store-
One block north of Central Park, the largest Ir la. 304 Brady Street. DavtaporUov
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Comer Seventeenth 8U . . p..rl, T eland,
and Seventh Avenue, ' ' IVOCK 15lt"u'
TA11 kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimates for all kind of DO-ilta
f u rnlshed OB appli cation .
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avenport Business College,
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XB CATALOGUES ADDRESS
J. C. DUNCAN, Diveaprt-